Dawn Steele has joined the cast of "Holby City".
The "Wild At Heart" actress will appear on the BBC medical drama as new General Surgeon Ange Godard, and she is thrilled to be a part of the long-running show.
She said: "I am utterly delighted to be joining the cast and crew on "Holby City".
"Ms Godard is such a great character with lots to tell and I am really looking forward to getting on that Keller Ward and bringing her to life.
"I have been a fan of "Holby" and so pleased I get to be at Elstree studios with this wonderful team. Can't wait!"
The 42-year-old star has been praised by the show's boss for her "TV star pedigree".
Simon Harper, executive producer of "Holby City" and "Casualty", added: "Dawn is a fabulous addition to the cast as Ange. Her TV star pedigree speaks for itself.
"She's a brilliant, charismatic actor and I can't wait to see her bring this beguiling new character on screen in a story of explosive secrets that will send shockwaves through the whole hospital."
Nic Jackman - who plays Cameron Dunn - will become a regular cast member on the show when his character makes a comeback for a year to finish his training.
He said: "I am delighted to be returning to the brilliant team at "Holby City". Cameron is a fun character to play and it'll be exciting to see what he gets up to next."
They will be joined by fan favourite Camilla Arfwedson, who will reprise her role as Zosia March next spring.
She added: "Really pleased to come back and revisit Zosia. The last few years playing her have been absolutely brilliant, wonderful and challenging in equal measure.
"Can't wait to see all the cast and crew again too and get back into the fold. I've missed it and I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for her."